If I were in charge of unilaterally selecting the Oscars, here is who would be recognized.  Winners are at the top, and nominees are listed most deserving first.

Best Picture
1. Whiplash
2. The Lego Movie
3. Gone Girl
4. Nightcrawler
5. Snowpiercer

Lead Actress
1. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
2. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
3. Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
4. Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
5. Emily Blunt, Into the Woods

Lead Actor
1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
2. Michael Keaton, Birdman
3. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. David Oyelowo, Selma
5. Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Supporting Actress
1. Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac
2. Alison Pill, Snowpiercer
3. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
4. Lilla Crawford, Into the Woods
5. Emma Stone, Birdman

Supporting Actor
1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
3. Ed Harris, Snowpiercer
4. Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
5. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

Director
1. Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
2. David Fincher, Gone Girl
3. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
4. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, The Lego Movie
5. Ava DuVernay, Selma

Original Screenplay
1. Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
2. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, The Lego Movie
3. Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
4. Paul Webb, Selma
5. Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Interstellar

Adapted Screenplay
1. Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
2. Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson, Snowpiercer
3. Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Edge of Tomorrow
4. Javier Gullón, Enemy
5. Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Animated Feature
1. The Lego Movie

Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
2. Thierry Arbogast, Lucy
3. Bradford Young, Selma
4. Kyung-Pyo Hong, Snowpiercer
5. Daniel Landin, Under the Skin

Costume Design
1. Melina Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
3. Ruth E. Carter, Selma
4. Catherine George, Snowpiercer
5. Alexandra Byrne, Guardians of the Galaxy

Film Editing
1. Tom Cross, Whiplash
2. James Herbert, Laura Jennings, Edge of Tomorrow
3. Kirk Baxter, Gone Girl
4. Spencer Averick, Selma
5. Mike Flanagan, Oculus

Makeup and Hairstyling
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Snowpiercer
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
5. Foxcatcher

Original Score
1. Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
2. Mica Levi, Under the Skin
3. Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
4. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
5. James Newton Howard, Nightcrawler

Original Song
1. “Everything is Awesome,” written by Shawn Patterson, Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, The Lego Movie
2. “Yellow Flicker Beat,” written by Ella Yelich-O’Connor, Joel Little, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
3. “Glory,” written by John Legend, Lonnie Lynn, Selma
4. “Big Eyes,” written by Lana Del Rey, Dan Heath, Big Eyes

Production Design
1. Snowpiercer
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Interstellar
4. Lucy
5. Gone Girl

Sound Editing
1. Richard King, Interstellar
2. Dominic Gibbs, Edge of Tomorrow
3. Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Godzilla
4. Christopher Boyes, Matthew Wood, Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Martin Hernández, Aaron Glascock, Birdman

Sound Mixing
1. Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley, Whiplash
2. Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga, Birdman
3. Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten, Interstellar
4. Steve Cantamessa, Gone Girl
5. Stuart Wilson, Edge of Tomorrow

Visual Effects
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Interstellar
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
4. Noah
5. Guardians of the Galaxy

Documentary
I didn’t see any documentaries.

Animated Short, Documentary Short, Live Action Short
I didn’t see any shorts.

Foreign Language Film
I didn’t see any foreign language films.